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Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, has sidelined Premier Li Keqiang for most of the past nine years, taking over economic policy. (Nikkei montage/Xinhua/Kyodo/AP)
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Analysis: Premier Li is back, and so is 'Likonomics'

President Xi's economic miscues pave way to sharing of power

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He was the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize.

Premier Li Keqiang's recent sudden comeback to power is the talk of the town in China. 

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